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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout - Innis & Gunn

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86
very good

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of KiltedCulinarian
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an English Pint Glass, poured a very dark reddish coffee colour with a thin head, stained a toffee colour. Head dissipates quickly, except for where it lingers around the edges. The whiskey is most prominent on the nose and finish, giving it just a hint of sweetness. Very malty flavour that develops a little bit as it warms up, heavy caramels. A good showing.

Photo of Converge
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - Pours a deep, nearly black ruby-cola hue with a frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are marginal at best. Nice packaging and bottle at least.

S - In typical I&G fashion, this beer smells ridiculously sweet right off the bat. Scotch presence is minimal, but the barrel and oak are detectable. Tons of toffee and butterscotch upfront, with vanilla, banana bread, and an earthy floral character as well. Some mild roasted malt and coffee notes. I get the feeling this is going to be way too sweet for my tastes...

T - Well, it's not quite as sweet as anticipated. It's actually sort of boring. Some fruity and floral notes make their way through, with I&G's signature cloying butterscotch sweetness and floral character clearly pronounced. Finishes with a touch of roast, and minimal bitterness. A touch of alcohol warmth in the finish as well. The whisky is light, but the barrel comes through a bit. Not nearly as most BA stouts out there, but just enough to let you know it sat in one for some amount of time.

M - Medium body, with a bit too much carbonation for my liking. Not quite as creamy or smooth as a stout should be.

D - Yet another swing and a miss by I&G. All of their beers taste the same, with the exact same god damn cloying butterscotch sweetness. I though their take on a stout might be a bit different, maybe even better, but this is still unmistakably Innis & Gunn, and to me that's not a good thing.

Photo of liamt07
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 330ml into a tulip.

Black body with a dense mocha head. Thin retention but thick lacing. Nose has chocolate, roasted coffee, a heavy dose of sweet oak, irish cream liqueur, caramel and vanilla. Taste is sweet and oaky, a touch of whiskey and butterscotch (in a typical Innis and Gunn fashion). Light roastiness, and a Bailey's liqueur-like flavour. Body is disappointingly thin and watery, low carbonation. Some good ideas here, but everything doesn't seem to come together the way I'd like it to.

Photo of skellock
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of soundscience
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - deep brown purple with a tall mocha head that retained nicely leaving some random lacing
S - starts with the big malty aroma similar to Guinness, late follow up of some some sweet and smoky aromas, overall a fairly strong nostril tickler
T - smoky chocolate malty stoutness quickly followed by a pungent whiskey sweet & heat, so much so it is reminiscent of an irish car bomb shot
M - a thin body for a stout, significant alcohol heat gets in your nose
O - big up for getting really 'Mc' on this one, some of the big irish stout properties combined with big irish whiskey, although in some ways it seems like they just poured the two into the bottle, well worth a try but not my favourite I&G offering

Photo of oldsmuggler
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LCBO seasonal. A different Innis & Gunn, on the creamy side, a decent stout at that, with Baker's chocolate and a better thana verage Irish whiskey and leaning on the sweet side for drinkability. Roasty aroma, an mild roasted coffee bordering on straight out roasted barley/coffee substitute. One of their better ones. Very dark bodied.

Photo of Pjev11
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I heard pretty good things about this I&G stout so I was looking forward to tasting.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Very dark with a half finger of light brown head. Looks like a stout should.

Smell is nondescript. Bottle says aged in Irish Whiskey casks but I definitely don't smell it.

I do taste the Whiskey cask and it's not too pleasing. Way too much alcohol in the taste for a stout. I pretty much only taste the alcohol. Very flat in the mouth.

Overall I am not impressed. Don't think I'll be purchasing this one again.

Photo of NForr
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank on May13th 2012

Innis & Gunn - Irish Whiskey Cask - Scottish Stout - 7.5% - Scotland

Aromas of dark coco, vanilla. Fruity - apples, pears. Vanilla. There is a little bit of coffee in their too. You can smell the whiskey in this one quite a lot.

Coffee and chocolate tastes up front followed by a little bit of sweetness, then some alcohol, and ending with a tart, sour and bitter finish. Sugars come out more as it warms, and the tartness subsides a bit, making it more enjoyable as I drink it.

The body is lighter for a stout, but still thick enough to let you know that you are having something bigger.

This one really works, one of the best I've had from I&G. It seems that the oak aging process compliments the dark roasted flavors quite well.

Photo of TJMcScmeebs
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke who passed this along from the Innis and Gunn rep for Canada. I wasn't very quick on the draw however, as this has been sitting in my fridge since before it was even commercially available, and have no good reason at all for not sampling it immediately. Still, better late than never....

From a 330 ml clear bottle that comes in a green box. Pours out black yet still translucent, exhibiting a cola-like hue when held to direct light.

Some raisin and fig on the nose, mild roasty malt, and some sweet booze. Notes of cafe au lait too.

Mild roasty malt up front in the flavour, drying out in the middle, yet with some raisin sweetness contrasted with herbal hops on the finish. Woody vanilla starts to coat the lips after several sips. Wood lingers on in the aftertaste, as does roasted malt and coffee notes when it warms.

Mouthfeel is lighter, although the texture still alludes a creamy fullness, with a low level of carbonation.

To my palate the whiskey barrel aging doesn't seem to add too much to the stout overall, however it certainly does add an extra layer to what's going on. Not a bad beer by any means, however it seems more like an experiment than something that was intentional when it comes to a final result.

Photo of Intrinsic
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've never seen a beer so opaque before. The head is also very dark and leaves very nice lacing. The smell isn't very complex, but its still good - molasses, bread, and that ever-so-faint whiskey quality. The taste, however, is a step above because the whiskey really shines through. It almost overpowers the other flavours of molasses and malts. It's a little on the sweet side - not very well balanced I'd say. Very creamy, very drinkable. It it wasn't so expensive I'd buy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of leaddog
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown/black with a finger width of creamy tan head.

Smell - Oak/woodsy, chocolate, roasted aromas.

Taste - Chocolatey with hints of vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Very rich flavours with a touch of roastiness (barley). Turns sweet at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth and a tad creamy.

Overall - An enjoyable English stout by Innis & Gunn. Excellent roasted qualities in both aroma and flavour. Wished there was a bit more oak and whiskey flavour from the barrel, but that is personal preference.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ElGordo
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cola brown with some garnet highlights and a bit of creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt and a sweet, slightly oaky tinge of Irish whisky. Palate is huge on malt, a blend of biscuit and sweet bread. There's no real hop character to speak of, but the oak and whisky from the barrel shine through pretty well. The alcohol is well-integrated, I'd never guess that this is 7.4% ABV. I suppose there could be a little more whisky here, but it's a solid beer, for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.